NRO News

Call for Public Comments on the IANA Performance Matrix Summary Report

Dear colleagues, As you may be aware, as a result of the successful IANA Stewardship transition in 2016, the IANA Numbering Services are today being managed through an SLA between ICANN and the five RIRs. IANA Numbering Services Review Committee The Internet Number Community, produced a proposal on the IANA Stewardship transition, outlining the concept of such an SLA. The proposal also called for the… Read More

NRO EC and ASO AC Joint Response to the 2017 Independent ASO Review Recommendations

In 2017, the Number Resource Organization (NRO) engaged ITEMS International to conduct the second independent review of the Address Supporting Organization (ASO). The objective of this review was to determine whether the ASO has a continuing purpose in the ICANN structure, whether any change in structure or operations of the ASO would be desirable to improve its effectiveness in the ICANN structure,… Read More

Ricardo Patara Appointed as ASO AC Vice Chair

During the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO) Teleconference, held on 7 February, Ricardo Patara (LACNIC) was appointed as Vice Chair and will serve a one-year term. He joins Kevin Blumberg (ARIN), who was appointed as Vice Chair during the ASO AC’s January Teleconference.  

Candidate Johan Mikael Helsingius Withdraws Nomination for ICANN Board

Johan Mikael “Julf” Helsingius has withdrawn his nomination for the election of the Address Supporting Organization’s (ASO) representative to the ICANN Board of Directors (Seat 9). Three candidates remain: Kris Seeburn Ron da Silva William Michael Cunningham The comment period is open and will close on 18 March 2018. For more information on the elections and remaining three candidates, please… Read More

ASO Review Consultation

The most recent ASO Review concluded with 18 recommendations, which the NRO has resolved to accept. The first 17 recommendations are well defined and practical, and can be implemented by actions of the NRO Secretariat, or of the ASO Address Council, with respect to administrative procedures, documentation, or in some cases adjustments to agreements which are expected to be non-controversial. The… Read More

Aftab Siddiqui Elected as ASO AC / NRO NC Chair for 2018

The Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) has elected Aftab Siddiqui, the APNIC community representative, as the Chair of the ASO AC / Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) for 2018. The ASO AC Chair elections are held annually in January, and the term is one year. Mr. Siddiqui’s appointment was confirmed during the first ASO AC Teleconference of… Read More

NRO at the IGF 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

The IGF held its 12th annual meeting from 18-21 December 2017, on the theme, “Shape Your Digital Future!”. There were over 2000 onsite participants from 142 countries, representing all stakeholder groups and regions. The NRO at the IGF As the unified voice for the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), the Number Resource Organization (NRO) recognizes the participation of the public and… Read More

New appointments to NRO NC and IANA Numbering Services Review Committee

The APNIC Executive Council (EC) is pleased to announce it has appointed Henri Kasyfi Soemartono as a member of the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) representing the APNIC region. The NRO NC fulfils the role of the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC). He will serve a one-year term, from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018…. Read More

Comment Phase Open for 2018 ICANN Board Seat 9 Elections

In line with the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and the ICANN Bylaws, the ASO Address Council (AC) is responsible for the appointment of a representative to serve on Seat 9 of the ICANN Board. Following a call for candidates, the ASO AC is pleased to announce that the following four candidates are standing for election: – Johan Mikael “Julf”… Read More